prehistoric

Triassic World – USA, 2018

‘Some things should remain extinct!’ Triassic World is a 2018 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Dylan Vox, making his directorial debut, from a screenplay by Marc Gottlieb (Alien Convergence; Planet of the Sharks). The Asylum production stars Shellie Sterling,… Read More ›

The Jurassic Games – USA, 2018

‘Win the games. Win your freedom.’ The Jurassic Games is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film written and directed by Ryan Bellgardt (Gremlin; Army of Frankensteins). The High Octane Pictures production stars Ryan Merriman, Perrey Reeves and Erika Daly. In the… Read More ›

The Crater Lake Monster – USA, 1977

‘A beast more frightening than your most terrifying nightmare!’ The Crater Lake Monster is a 1977 monster horror film directed by William R. Stromberg for Crown International Pictures, and starring Richard Cardella. The screenplay was also written by Stromberg and Cardella. The storyline revolves around a… Read More ›

Jurassic Prey – USA, 2015

‘Prepare for extinction’ Jurassic Prey is a 2015 American science fiction horror film directed by Mark Polonia (It Kills; Sharkenstein; Amityville Death House; Camp Blood: First Slaughter; et al) from a screenplay by John Oak Dalton (Alone in the Ghost House; Haunted House on… Read More ›

Poseidon Rex – USA, 2013

Poseidon Rex is a 2013 American sci-fi horror film directed by Mark L. Lester (Pterodactyl; Class of 1984; Firestarter) from a screenplay by Rafael Jordan (Cowboys vs Dinosaurs; Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon; Dragon Wasps; et al). It stars Brian Krause, Anne McDaniels and… Read More ›

Terror Birds – USA, 2016

‘They’re not extinct’ Terror Birds is a 2016 science fiction horror film directed by Sean Cain (Jurassic City; Silent Night, Zombie Night) from a screenplay by Jake Helgren. It stars Jessica Lee Keller, Lindsey Sporrer and Greg Evigan. College student Maddy Stern (Jessica Lee… Read More ›

KillerSaurus – UK, 2015

‘One experiment you don’t want to go wrong…’ Killersaurus – aka Killer/Saurus – is a 2015 British science fiction horror film written and directed by Steve Lawson (Nocturnal Activity; Survival Instinct) for Creativ Studios. The film stars Julian Boote (Evil Souls; Deadtime; Dead Room),… Read More ›

The Strange Change – model kits

The Strange Changing Series model kits were sold in 1974 by Model Products Corporation, usually known by its acronym, MPC, a Michigan-based company. The model kits were re-issued in 2012 by Round 2 Models. Here’s the blurb for The Strange Changing Vampire: “Open the lid… Read More ›

B.C. Butcher – USA, 2016

B.C. Butcher is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed, co-written and co-produced by 17-year-old Kansas Bowling about a tribe of cavewomen being stalked by a prehistoric monster. It has been dubbed as “the first prehistoric slasher film”.Troma Entertainment head honcho… Read More ›

Trog – UK, 1970

‘Here comes Trog. You’ll laugh at yourself for being so scared… but don’t laugh at Trog.’ Trog is a 1970 British science fiction horror feature film directed by Freddie Francis (The Skull; Tales from the Crypt; Craze) from a screenplay by Peter Bryan, John… Read More ›

Terrordactyl – USA, 2016

Terrordactyl is a 2016 American comedy action horror film directed by Don Bitters III and Geoff Reisner from a screenplay by Don Bitters III. The movie stars Jason Tobias, Christopher Jennings and Candice Nunes. When a meteor shower rains down outside Los Angeles, Jonas (Jason Tobias)… Read More ›

Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs – USA, 2015

‘Let the best species win.’ Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs is a 2015 fantasy horror film directed by Ari Novak. The film stars Vernon Wells, Eric Roberts (Camp Dread; Amityville Death House), Janet Cronsell,Jamie Greany, Jessica Greany, Winston Housel,Joe Josephson, Madison Kent, Andrew Martin,… Read More ›

Astrosaurs – novels

Astrosaurs is a series of children’s science fiction/horror-tinged novels written by Steve Cole, which have been released since 2005. The main characters are space-going dinosaurs named Teggs Stegosaur (a Stegosaurus), Gipsy Saurine (a Corythosaurus), Arx Orano (a Triceratops) and Iggy Tooth… Read More ›

Avalanche Sharks – USA, 2013

Avalanche Sharks is a 2013 Canadian horror film directed by Scott Wheeler from a screenplay by Keith Shaw (The Thing Below; Malibu Shark Attack; Ice Road Terror). It stars Kate Nauta (Fear Clinic), Emily Addison, Alexander Mendeluk, Mika Brooks and Jack Cullison. After a snowboarder inadvertently starts a major… Read More ›

Prehistoric Women – USA, 1950

‘Savage! Primitive! Deadly!’ Prehistoric Women is a 1950 fantasy adventure film directed by Gregg C. Tallas (Cataclysm; Night Train to Terror) from a screenplay he wrote with Sam X. Abarbanel (Sound of Horror). It stars Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon and Mara Lynn. Released by Alliance Productions, this low-budget… Read More ›

Godzilla – USA, 1998

Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction monster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich (Ghost Chase). It was a reimagining of the popular Japanese film monster of the same name. The screenplay was written by Emmerich and Dean Devlin. The plot of the film revolves around a… Read More ›

The People That Time Forgot – UK, 1977

The People That Time Forgot is a 1977 British fantasy/adventure monster film based on the novel The People That Time Forgot and Out of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was produced by Amicus Productions and directed by Kevin Connor (Motel Hell). As with Connor’s other two Burroughs-derived films, The Land That… Read More ›

Chewits ‘Monster Muncher’

Chewits is the brand name of a British chewy, cuboid-shaped, soft taffy sweet manufactured by Cloetta since 1965. Chewits have been available in a variety of increasingly exotic flavours since their inception. Chewits were first advertised on television in 1976. The original ads featured the ‘Monster Muncher’,… Read More ›

The Mighty Gorga – USA, 1969

‘The greatest horror monster alive’ The Mighty Gorga is a 1969 US science fiction/fantasy film and the brainchild of David L. Hewitt (Gallery of Horror; Monsters Crash the Pajama Party), who stars, produces, directs and wrote the screenplay. The storyline concerns a couple hunting for a… Read More ›

Jurassic Park 3D

Universal spent $10 million converting 1993 monster movie Jurassic Park into 3D but it seems their outlay was worth it as it was a box office hit again. Although more and 2D movies are now routinely being converted into 3D –… Read More ›

Reptilicus – Denmark/USA, 1961

Reptilicus, a 1961 giant monster film about a prehistoric reptile, is a Danish-American co-production, produced by American International Pictures and Saga Studios, and is—upon close examination—two distinctly different films helmed by two different directors. An English version was shot by Sidney W. Pink (who had… Read More ›

Gorgo – UK, 1961

Gorgo is a 1961 British giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié from a screenplay by John Loring and Daniel Hyatt. It stars Bill Travers and William Sylvester (Devil Doll, Devils of Darkness, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark). The film borrows elements… Read More ›

Rodan

Rodan (ラドン Radon) is a fictional Japanese mutated pterosaur introduced in Rodan, a 1956 release from Toho Studios, the company that produced the Godzilla series. Like Godzilla and Anguirus, he is designed after a type ofprehistoric reptile (the Japanese name “Radon” is a contraction of “pteranodon“). Radon is usually referred to as “Rodan” in the United… Read More ›

Triassic Attack – USA, 2010

Triassic Attack is a 2010 television film directed by Colin Ferguson. This UFO International Production premiered November 27, 2010, on the Syfy television channel. Three dinosaur fossils are involuntarily brought to life by the Native American owner of a museum. Reviews: ” …the first thing we have to… Read More ›

The Monster of Piedras Blancas – USA, 1959

‘The fiend that walks lovers’ beach!’ The Monster of Piedras Blancas is a 1959 American science fiction/horror film written and directed by Irvin Berwick (Hitch-Hike to Hell). Main cast: Jeanne Carmen (The Devil’s Hand), Les Tremayne (The Monolith Monsters; Angry Red Planet); The Slime People), John Harmon,… Read More ›